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Samburu child with goats at West Gate Conservancy in Northern Kenya. The Samburu people are pastoralists, whose livelihoods have traditionally been rooted in semi-nomadic herding across the rangelands of northern Kenya, but pressures increase on natural resources, grazing cattle has become a volatile livelihood as unpredictable drought and competition with protected wildlife for grazing becomes more frequent. © Ami Vitale
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